Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Photo Dump

“Our pictures are our footprints. It’s the best way to tell people we were here.”
- Joe McNally -

So much to see. So much to enjoy. So much to appreciate. And so much to photograph. In the last two years, I have left footprints in many places. And every place I visit, I am reminded of what an incredible world we live in. And what an amazing life this is.

Here are some random shots taken here, there, and everywhere...

Reflections

Enough solar panels for you?

Tree silhouettes against an evening sky.

Look up, up, up...

Flower power.

Access denied.

My first attempt at a moon shot.

Pretty in orange.

Two circles are better than one.

Abandoned in the woods.

Have a great day, everyone!

28 comments:

  1. I love, love your photo dumps, you caught the moon so beautifully and you know i love old building especially when they're blue...I love everything in your dumps every week, dump more................................................................................................
    PPPPPLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLease...I know I can't always get what i want lol fabulous photos Martha

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine! I think everyone except for you would get bored of my blog if all I did was post my photos! I'd get bored, too... LOL... I also like to make you all laugh. And even think. A little bit of everything on this blog.

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  2. Love them all but number three gets my top pick. Great shots.

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    1. We were out for a walk one evening, and the sky was beautiful like that. Had to take a shot! I always carry a compact camera with me. I never leave home without it cause you just never know what you'll see!

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  3. Some great shots. Love the access denied...my favorite!

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    1. I just love taking photos of abandoned building! They make for wonderful images.

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  4. I LOVE black and white photos so was going to say the first one was my favorite - but wow than came # 3 and by
    " access denied " I was totally swept away into color again
    Gorgeous photos Martha !
    XOXO

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    1. Thanks, Suzan! That access denied image was my favourite to shoot. I really enjoy taking pictures of abandoned and dilapidated buildings/doors, etc.

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  5. Your comments are so amusing! They really add to the enjoyment of viewing your art. I have always loved the light in your pictures. If you are starting to experiment with night shots it should be interesting!

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    1. My experience with night shots is really limited, Francie. Close to non existent...lol... But I hope to change that this year. I finally have a tripod, and the moon shot was one of my first after dark images. I hope to get some more. It's a lot of fun!

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  6. how spendid! i love lighthouses. you have such a wonderful sense of humor (2 circles). and you are so right about life. good for you. cheers!!

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    1. I could not imagine going through life without a sense of humour. I'd go stark raving mad! LOL...

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  7. Nice collection. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous!

    I particularly like the abandoned boat in the woods. Then it would have to be a tie between the moon in all her magnificent glory and access denied. :)

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    1. Thank you, Wendy! That abandoned boat was quite an interesting find. You never know what you'll run into when walking through woods.

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  9. I wish my house had solar panels

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    1. My next door neighbour installed some a couple of years ago. I think he's the only one in the neighbourhood who's done that so far.

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  10. such a lovely collection of photos! love that first one where you can see the warp in the window, oh and the lighthouse ... and still haven't figured out how to do a moon shot - great job!

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    1. That was my first attempt at a moon shot. I will try it again, but will make some changes. It's not hard to do, but it does require patience. You need a low ISO (100 or 200), an aperture at about F8 or F11, manual focus. Use a remote trigger or the self-timer on your camera to avoid camera shake. And you'll definitely need to use a tripod!

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  11. beautiful photos! LOVE that moon shot.

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  12. Wonderful shots, Martha.
    Love the flowers, such vivid and wonderful colors!

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    1. Thanks, Margie! I'm so grateful for all the flowers blooming in my garden. They make for wonderful photo opportunities.

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  14. My blog roll missed this post! gorgeous pictures one and all and what a beautiful moon shot! good job...

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn! I am so grateful for this hobby. It really relaxes me.

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